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Philosophy 101: From Plato and Socrates to Ethics and Metaphysics, an Essential Primer on the History of Thought (Adams 101)

ISBN-10: 9781440567674
ISBN-13: 9781440567674
Publisher: Adams Media
Author(s): Paul Kleinman
Publication Date: 2013-10-18

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical...Read More

Discover the world's greatest thinkers and their groundbreaking notions!

Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy theories, principles, and figures of philosophy into tedious discourse that even Plato would reject. Philosophy 101 cuts out the boring details and exhausting philosophical methodology, and instead, gives you a lesson in philosophy that keeps you engaged as you explore the fascinating history of human thought and inquisition.

From Aristotle and Heidegger to free will and metaphysics, Philosophy 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining philosophical tidbits, illustrations, and thought puzzles that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

So whether you're looking to unravel the mysteries of existentialism, or just want to find out what made Voltaire tick, Philosophy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

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The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the World's Greatest Philosophers

ISBN-10: 0671739166
ISBN-13: 9780671739164
Publisher: Pocket Books
Author(s): Will Durant
Publication Date: 1991-01-01

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few...Read More

A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

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The Philosophy Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

ISBN-10: 1465458557
ISBN-13: 9781465458551
Publisher: DK
Author(s): DK
Publication Date: 2017-02-21

Explore the history and concepts of philosophy, from the big thinkers to complex theories, with straightforward text and witty illustrations that demystify an often daunting subject matter. Now in paperback.

Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas...Read More

Explore the history and concepts of philosophy, from the big thinkers to complex theories, with straightforward text and witty illustrations that demystify an often daunting subject matter. Now in paperback.

Are the ideas of René Descartes, Mary Wollstonecraft, John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes still relevant today? The Philosophy Book unpacks the writings and ideas of more than 100 of history's well-known philosophers, taking you on a journey from ancient Greece to modern day. Explore feminism, rationalism, idealism, existentialism, and other influential movements in the world of philosophy.

From Socrates to Confucius to Julia Kristeva, The Philosophy Book breaks down difficult concepts using innovating graphics that pop off the page alongside creative typography. Cutting through the haze of academia and untangling complicated theories to show how our social, political, and ethical ideas are formed, The Philosophy Book contextualizes the information around time periods, innovative thinkers, method, and philosophical approach.

As part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, The Philosophy Book uses graphics, clear writing, a philosopher directory, and a vocabulary glossary as a perfect and comprehensive introduction to a complicated and fascinating subject.


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When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought

ISBN-10: 0374146705
ISBN-13: 9780374146702
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Author(s): Jim Holt
Publication Date: 2018-05-15

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.

Does time...Read More

From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.

Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, Holt explores the human mind, the cosmos, and the thinkers who’ve tried to encompass the latter with the former. With his trademark clarity and humor, Holt probes the mysteries of quantum mechanics, the quest for the foundations of mathematics, and the nature of logic and truth. Along the way, he offers intimate biographical sketches of celebrated and neglected thinkers, from the physicist Emmy Noether to the computing pioneer Alan Turing and the discoverer of fractals, Benoit Mandelbrot. Holt offers a painless and playful introduction to many of our most beautiful but least understood ideas, from Einsteinian relativity to string theory, and also invites us to consider why the greatest logician of the twentieth century believed the U.S. Constitution contained a terrible contradiction―and whether the universe truly has a future.


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Teaching for Their Future: A Radically Conservative Educational Philosphy

Author(s): William J. Pepe
Publication Date: 2016-07-18

Author suggests changes to currently dominant educational thinking for the benefit of the student. It is based o author's more than fifty years participation in education.


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Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man

Publisher: Howgill House Books
Author(s): Andrew Lynn
Publication Date: 2017-07-28

‘What you hold in your hands is a handbook for living: it is an account of how the greatest minds have spoken to us on how to grow and prosper as flesh-and-blood human beings.’

Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man is unlike any other philosophy book you may have read. Read More

‘What you hold in your hands is a handbook for living: it is an account of how the greatest minds have spoken to us on how to grow and prosper as flesh-and-blood human beings.’

Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man is unlike any other philosophy book you may have read.

It is inspired by a single concept: that, to thrive in the world, we need ready access to the practical wisdom of our forebears.

Classic Philosophy for the Modern Man answers that need by introducing for the general reader the most powerful and enduringly relevant works of great thinkers from around the world, including:

•Plato, The Republic
•Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
•Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
•Chuang-tzu, The Writings of Chuang-tzu
•Machiavelli, The Prince
•Castiglione, The Courtier
•Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom
•Hazlitt, ‘On Success’
•Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
•Emerson, ‘Spiritual Laws’

Together these works teach us how to achieve excellence; how to obtain and exercise power, advance in the world, and live gracefully; how to cultivate nobility of soul; and – above all - how to be one’s own man. There is no better primer in the art of living well.

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It's Friday and I Was Thinking.: West Texas Philosphy in the 21st Century

Author(s): Jack E. Wardlow III
Publication Date: 2014-09-12

Observations on life, love, living, from West Texas. A lifetime spent on the road, in the oilfields, on the farm, and in education allows the author to muse about life in this hectic world. Sometime humorous, always with a point, and sometimes controversial, this book is to make one think about...Read More

Observations on life, love, living, from West Texas. A lifetime spent on the road, in the oilfields, on the farm, and in education allows the author to muse about life in this hectic world. Sometime humorous, always with a point, and sometimes controversial, this book is to make one think about their world today.

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Metaphysical Themes in Thomas Aquinas (Studies in Philosphy and the History of Philosophy 10)

ISBN-10: 9780813208398
ISBN-13: 9780813208398
Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press
Author(s): John F. Wippel
Publication Date: 1995-06-01

In this volume, John Wippel has collected a number of his essays dealing with Aquinas's metaphysical thought. The volume begins with a presentation and critical evaluation of certain twentieth-century attempts to describe the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas as a "Christian philosophy."...Read More

In this volume, John Wippel has collected a number of his essays dealing with Aquinas's metaphysical thought. The volume begins with a presentation and critical evaluation of certain twentieth-century attempts to describe the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas as a "Christian philosophy." The book is then divided into two major parts, with Part I devoted to Aquinas's usage of Avicenna in explaining the interrelationship between first philosophy and the other theoretical sciences, Aquinas's different reasons for naming metaphysics "first philosophy," and his appeal to a distinctive kind of intellectual operation―separation―in order to account for our discovery of being as being, or the subject of metaphysics.

The chapters in Part II are directed to Thomas's argumentation for real distinction between essence and existence in created beings both as this is presented in the De ente et essentia and in many of his other writings. Thomas's views concerning the ontological status of nonexisting possibles are examined in a following chapter, along with the positions of Henry of Ghent and Godfrey of Fontaines. Chapters are then devoted to Aquinas's positions concerning the possibility of an eternally created universe, and our capacity to arrive at quidditative knowledge of God in the present life. A final chapter concentrates on the issues of divine knowledge, divine power, and human freedom in Aquinas and in Henry of Ghent.


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Knowledge (Philosophy for Heroes Book 1)

Publisher: Clemens Lode Verlag e.K.
Author(s): Clemens Lode
Publication Date: 2017-01-20

We are each heroes in the making. How can this be? Because we can reflect on our actions. We have the potential to become heroes in every aspect and every action of our lives...



Being a hero is much more than committing a heroic act. One does not magically morph into a "hero" as...Read More

We are each heroes in the making. How can this be? Because we can reflect on our actions. We have the potential to become heroes in every aspect and every action of our lives...



Being a hero is much more than committing a heroic act. One does not magically morph into a "hero" as a result of circumstance: the just-in-time rescue, rising up in the midst of a crisis, or even leading others out of a catastrophe. Becoming a hero is more than even these courageous acts. It requires deep insight—the type of philosophical investigation that the greatest minds throughout history have pondered.



With his book series Philosophy for Heroes, Clemens Lode bridges the gap between coding, science, philosophy, and, ultimately, leadership. In Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge, he takes the reader on a journey, examining the foundations of knowledge. What is the basis of our understanding of the world? How does society define a "hero"? How do basic skills, such as language and mathematics, train our way of thinking and reasoning?



Becoming a hero requires more than courage. It requires speaking up, stepping forward from the sidelines, and taking action. For all of this, a deep insight into philosophy is the first, and most important, step.



Philosophy for Heroes connects the wisdom of the ages to today's real world.


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Irrational Man a Study in Esistential Philosphy

Publisher: Anchor
Author(s): William Barrett
Publication Date: 1962

William Barrett's Irrational Man has been accepted as the finest definition of existentialism ever written. With superb clarity and understanding, he describes the roots of existentialism in ancient thought, and traces its appearances in the art and reflection of such men as St. Augustine, Aquinas,...Read More

William Barrett's Irrational Man has been accepted as the finest definition of existentialism ever written. With superb clarity and understanding, he describes the roots of existentialism in ancient thought, and traces its appearances in the art and reflection of such men as St. Augustine, Aquinas, Pascal, Baudelaire, Blake, Dostoevski, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Picasso, Joyce, and Beckett. The heart of the book is four long chapters in which he explains the views of its foremost spokesmen: Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Srtre,

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